Educational information technologies and collaborative learning

  • H. Ulrich Hoppe
Part of the Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning book series (CULS, volume 9)

The workshop on the island of Awaji-shima (Japan) from which this volume originates, was motivated by taking a technology perspective on collaborative learning. This was based on the (subjective) observation and experience that at other conferences and workshops on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) technology appeared to be a secondary theme. Contributions focusing on system development and computational aspects related to CSCL would usually attract much less participants than conceptual and/or empirical presentations from an educational point of view. The idea of this workshop was to take the role of computational technologies in CSCL seriously. Of course this would not imply that only system-oriented papers were to be presented. Different roles of computational technologies should be elaborated, exemplified and discussed. Among these are the following prototypical roles as they appear not only in CSCL but also in other types of technology enhanced learning environments:


External Representation Intelligent Tutoring System Social Technology Collaborative Learning Environment Collaborative Tool 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Ulrich Hoppe
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  1. 1.University of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany

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